Sometimes celebrities seem detached with “the normal people’s” world with the tabloids, arrests, and drama that they have. Yet, the world seems like a small place and the Internet helps make amazing things happening. One beautiful “little thing” happened to Zach Sobiech from a long list of celebrities and friends. Here is the description from the YouTube video.
Zach Sobiech is 17 years old and diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that takes the lives of a large percent of its childhood victims. Given only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. His song “Clouds” spread, and soon, Zach’s message was heard across the country. We wanted to help Zach spread his message, and bring awareness to increase support for finding a cure. So, we asked our friends to help out…they did.
Life is short.
Today is only one tiny speck in the entire story of creation and man.
Check out Here is Today, a great visual on just how short life really is.
There is a speech by JFK, I was reminded of recently that really puts it all in perspective in a great way:
I had the opportunity to give this presentation at the Inspire Conference held in Berkeley, California in April of 2013.
In the presentation I share:
- How to use video to build your brand.
- How to be known in 60 seconds or less with video
- Essential steps to take for a crowd-funding video
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Last week, Google CEO Larry page was the keynote speaker at I/O and shared some interesting insights.
The insights weren’t about Google+, Google Glass or anything like that. No, these insights had to do with him personally.
If you have not yet seen this video of a grandmother playing on an Oculus Rift, it is something any tech enthusiast will enjoy. For those that do not know what the Oculus Rift is, it is a virtual reality headset for 3D gameplay and the grandmother seems to love it.
What I take out of this for a spiritual direction is this idea of a whole world within the Christian life that is to be experienced. As Christian tech workers, we have the opportunity to invite a whole host of people within a church building as well as out in the community to experience Christ in a unique way, with technology. My hope is that you try to achieve something that will make people react thee way that this grandmother does, but to the Gospel.
It makes sense.
The way we gather and take in information has changed drastically over the last decades. If you wanted to learn something, it used to be that you grabbed an encyclopedia out of your book case or if you didn’t have one, you went to the library. Now all you need is the Internet.
So it makes sense that with those dramatic changes in how we find information, the way we process it has changed too.
Yesterday a tweet from someone I trust popped up in my timeline saying I could get 15gb free online space. To be honest, I was a bit suspect and thought his account might have been hacked – but then he tweeted again saying it was legit and that ‘Copy’ was run by the well known security company Barracuda Networks, so I took a look!
Sure enough it was true, so I signed up and so far, I’m very impressed! Continue Reading…
I’ll admit it: now that I’m on my second iPad, I’m never going back. Combine that with LTE tethering, and my ministry travel for April was a breeze.
I was in Chicago, Washington DC, and Detroit for 2.5 weeks during April with the need to work on the road the entire stretch. Sure I had wifi sometimes, but one hotel was going to be a $20 extra daily fee (the nicer places always get you!), and the Missio Alliance conference where I was representing Great Commission Ministries had public wifi for 800 attendees all at once. Eesh: good luck connecting or getting much throughput. Not that this is unusual: at the Verge Conference or Exponential or others, I’ve usually found the available wifi to be iffy at best.
Personal Hotspot to the rescue! iPad tethering worked even better than I hoped for. Thinking of trying it? 4 tips: